We are a "Festival," a "Theme Park," a "Theatre," a "Holiday Shopping" Adventure, an "Educational Experience", AND, much more; The LA RenFest has so much Entertainment, Education, and Holiday Shopping you will have a great adventure. Your trip back in time becomes a mini-vacation. Everyone has a great weekend vacation at the RenFest. Louisianaians can save on airfare, hotels, and skip the suit-cases.
Every Autumn the Louisiana Renaissance Festival creates the English "Village of Albright". There is a magical ambiance in the villagers of Albright. There are over six hundred artisans, entertainers, and educational demonstrators welcoming you to the best parts of the sixteenth century. The atmosphere is adventurous, exciting and romantic. There are more than fifty shows and demonstrations everyday, on a dozen stages. From the quaint love ballad played for just you and the one you love, to the real jousting and falconry arena (that can hold five thousand people at one time). The quaint Village of Albright is surprisingly large. The quantity of educational content includes: music, demonstrations, history, language, wood, iron, wax, glass, and way more. There is more to the Village of Albright than Entertainment and Education, search a hundred booths for the most unique hand made creations. The Louisiana Renaissance Festival revelry always starts the first Saturday of November, and goes for six weekends. That is every weekend of November plus a weekend or two in December, its a great time to support artistans and do some Holiday shopping.
ENTERTAINMENT: LaRenFest has a huge variety of entertainment. Albright has real jousting and falconry in our large arena. You can find over fifty different shows. The large variety of entertainment helps ensure everyone will have fun. A "Ren Fest" vacation has many types of entertainment to explore, including: exciting sword-fights, comedy, jesters, jugglers, jousting, falconry, fire-eating, knighting ceremonies, animal acts, puppet shows for the kids, pub-shows for mom and dad, and lots of music. Enjoy over dozen different stages and performance areas. The live music performances include an eclectic variety of instruments. See AND hear a hurdy-gurdy, a harpsichord, a Hammered dulcimer, and bagpipes, all in one day. Ask the lute player "can we have a love ballad today;" He loves to play for couples. Feel free to speak with hundreds of villagers.
The Village of Albright has dozens of educational demonstrations. We demonstrate many trades and textiles. We have: blacksmiths, coopersmith, glassblower, candle making, cooking, spinning wheels, a loom, games, and a new baking oven making fresh bread. The village of Albright has countless opportunities for learning. Education and Entertainment are well integrated at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. The glassblowing is so interesting... is it a show or a demonstration?
ART, ARTISANS, and SHOPPING: There are over one hundred places to shop at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. Many of the merchants in our village of Albright are artists or artisans. You can find many items similar to the those you would find in an English towne during the Renaissance. The large varitey of hand made art and unique items makes the Louisiana Renaissance Festival a perfect way to support the arts while Holiday Shopping.
Somewhere between Festival and Theme Park. The Louisiana Renaissance Festival has so much Entertainment, Education, and Holiday Shopping, it becomes more than a festival, its a mini-vacation. Have a great weekend vacation! If you live in South Louisiana or Mississippi you can save on airfare, hotels, restaurants, etc. Skip the complicated travel arrangements, have your vacation, sleep in your own bed, and your able to make it to work on Monday.